Recap of Sybil’s Reading List June 2020 for the Westport Library

Every year, Sybil Steinberg, contributor and former book review editor at Publisher’s Weekly shares her reading suggestions with the Westport Library. Here is her latest list…

Three Books To Make You Smile

This is Happiness by Niall Williams

Redhead By The Side Of The Road by Anne Tyler

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb

Hope You’ve Read These!

The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Forthcoming Soon

Monogamy by Sue Miller

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Sky by Anette Binder

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

Mother Daughter Widow Wife by Robin Wasserman

Want by Lynn Steger Strong

The Cold Millions by Jess Walter

Available Now

Weather by Jenny Offill

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

Run Me To Earth by Paul Yoon

Writers and Lovers by Lily King

My Review

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

My Review

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

The Book of V. by Anna Solomon

Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit

Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang

An Elegant Woman by Martha McPhee

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Actress by Anne Enright

Here We Are by Graham Swift

Love by Roddy Doyle

To The Edge of Sorrow by Aharon Appelfeld

The Parisian by Isabella Hammad

Apeirogon: A Novel by Colum McCann

The Convert by Stefan Hertmans

Saltwater by Jessica Andrews

The Island Child by Molly Aitken

Northernmost by Peter Geye

Miss Iceland by Audur Ava Olafsdottir

The Great Unknown by Peg Kingman

Abigail by Magda Szabo

Short Stories

A Registry of My Passage Upon The Earth by Daniel Mason

Maggie Brown and Others by Peter Orner


Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

My Review and Author Q & A

American Rebels by Nina Sankovitch

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

Love in the Blitz by Eileen Alexander

Our Revolution by Honor Moore

The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes

Tehran Children; A Holocaust Refuge Odyssey by Mikhal Dekel

Return to the Reich; A Holocaust Refugee’s Secret Mission To Defeat the Nazis by Eric Lichtblau

Click the button below to hear short descriptions and opinions from Sybil as she presents this June 2020 book list for the Westport Library.

Read my blog post about hoarding books and see my book list below.


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